Newcomer of the Week: Lighthouseblues

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She just finds it liberating to forget everything she had learned in the past and would rather enjoy all the fun there is to see with her film cameras – which she just recently took out from her dusty cupboard!

Name: Marie Westerbom
LomoHome: http://www.lomography.com/homes/LightHouseBlues
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Camera Shelf LC-A, LC-A+, LC Wide, Holga, Diana F+

Credits: lighthouseblues

How did you find out about the Community and who/what convinced you to join?

I actually don’t remember how it was, but as soon as I discovered the Community, it was so very clear to me, that this was the ‘Community’ for me, and I just LOVE it!

Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?

Ohh yes!! But not just one, that is impossible. All of my friends inspire me, and I just can’t wait to discover more.

As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?

Well, in my age, I have to say my absolute favorite is #6, “Dont Think Just Shoot”, closely followed by #10, “Dont worry about any rules!”. Those rules hide a tremendous amount of freedom that I wish I had discovered earlier in life, but I’m still very happy to have embraced them now! (And of course, I always have a camera with me which is #1) :)

In this digital age, why still film?

Well, actually it is not ‘still’, it is again! I’ve tried digital, got quite good at it, but I never stopped mourning film… Then about two years ago, I discovered that film is not dead! It took me a while to take my old beloved camera out of the closet, and when I did, I felt very happy! It is a wonderful feeling to make photographs with film, it is a kind of organic feel that I never felt in digital photos. And when I hold a negative filmstrip in my hands, I feel so rich!

Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.

Ohh, that is a tough question, there is so many… I really like the doubles, and filmswaps can give the most amazing results! Just love that! But one that remains in my mind, and gives me a feeling of what life is about (yes I know that is rather deep) but I just love this image from one of my absolute Lomographers: Hodachrome! And who does not love his fantastic work??

Credits: hodachrome

This image contains, for me anyway, the contrasts of life, and the adventures we can have with it, if we choose it. Thanks Hodachrome for sharing this!

Newbie, rookie, neophyte or whatever you call them, our new breed of the ever-growing band of Lomographers are set to conquer the analogue land with their brand new hip-shooting abilities! And this is where we feature them along with their wistful thoughts and the freshest snaps each week!

written by fookshit on 2012-04-15 in #lifestyle #feature #interview #newcomer-of-the-week #q-a #community

15 Comments

  1. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·

    i love this home so much @lighthouseblues

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    your LC-Wide shots inspired me so much :D

  3. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    "newcomer" is nice ;) anyway: i like her pictures very much. keep it up marie!!!

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    she show me the North! Viva Maria! :)

  5. b0m
    b0m ·

    This is great :)
    my favourite picture is this one (hope the link works):
    www.lomography.com/homes/lighthouseblues/photos/15482698

  6. poepel
    poepel ·

    Really great home....congrats

  7. vici
    vici ·

    I enjoy your photos so much!

  8. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

    great home :)

  9. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    Thank you ever so much, my wonderful friends! @dreadlockboy @vici @b0m @bloomchen @marcinzk @adi_totp @dakadev_pui @mephisto19 @djramsay @superlighter @poepel

  10. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    I also want to thank @hodachrome for all the wonderful inspiration.

  11. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @lighthouseblues brilliant stuff!

  12. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Well done :)

  13. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    Thank you so much @adam_g2000 , my friend from afar! :-)

  14. hodachrome
    hodachrome ·

    One of the greatest lomographer on this community, @lighthouseblues!
    Love your photos especially winter landscapes filled with cool colours.

  15. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    Thank you ever so much my friend @hodachrome for your kind words! And thank you again for sharing all wonderful inspiration!

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